The Internet Is Exploding ... With Anti-Harper Sentiment

It is interesting to see an article from the Department of Culture, a spoof hosted by artists opposed to various cuts to arts funding, talking about the various artist groups that disagree with the Conservative party on cultural policy.

I'm often worried that some of the arts group will fall for the cynical attempt to use "stronger copyright" as a substitute for actual arts programs and legitimate cultural policy. While some creators realize that "stronger copyright" benefits legacy media intermediaries more than actual creators (if at all -- "stronger copyright" often harms creators), some creators have still fallen for the "stronger copyright" trap in the past.

With Bill C-61 the Conservative party demonstrated that they are willing to tilt copyright to be further unbalanced in favour of incumbent copyright holders and media intermediaries than any of the other parties.